Full Time Job

Character Modeler

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 09-09-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Walt Disney Animation Studios has an exciting opportunity for Character Modelers to join the team at our Burbank, CA studio.

As a Modeler at our studio, you will build complex 3D models including organic characters and prop models. You'll work with a team of artists, including Visual Development Artists and Character TDs to interpret designs, and build and refine models for production.

Responsibilities:
• Character modelers work with polygonal topologies to create highly-stylized and appealing characters with their associated props.
• Collaborate with downstream departments to meet their technical needs.
• Address direction and feedback from Supervisors, Art Directors, and Directors

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of Animation, VFX, or Video Game industry experience modeling in Maya and Zbrush
• Demonstrates ability to learn new toolsets
• Ability to translate 2d artwork to 3d models/sculpts
• Collaborative mindset in working with and addressing feedback as well as direction from Model Supervisor and Art Director
• Ability to work well in teams consisting of rigging, animation and character design
• Proven ability to be detail oriented and to work efficiently within a production environment
• Strong problem solving skills

Bonus Qualifications:
• Strong knowledge of related field such as anatomy
• Facial blend shape targets
• Experience with traditional sculpting
• Experience with character rigging
• Experience with texture/shading
• Experience with Marvelous Designer
• Scripting (Python) background

When applying, please include a resume and reel breakdown with your online profile. When applicable, wireframes, close up of rotating heads, and 2D reference art should be shown.

Additional Information:

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.
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